Monday, August 3, 2009

Shopping and Semantics

I hate shopping for clothes. I know, you are shocked. I hate everything about it, except having something new in my closet. If there was a way for things to just appear in my closet for me to wear without having to go to the store, try things on, etc. I would be all about it. I hate shopping for several reasons 1) it takes too long 2) I can never find what I want 3) they never carry things in my size. I know #3 sounds like ridiculous complaining, but it really is a problem when you wear size extra small and size 0-regular length and sometimes those are too big and need to be tailored.
Despite all of this, I went shopping yesterday in search of a new pair of black shoes for work, a new pair of gray, black and dark brown pants for work, and possibly a few new shirts for work. FOUR HOURS LATER I came home with no shoes, 1 pair of gray dress pants, 1 pair of casual tan pants, and 4 t-shirts....I was not happy. I talked with girlfriend and here is the conversation that occurred:

Me: I just can't find the shirts I want.
Girlfriend: What are you looking for?
Me: Nothing crazy just plain, button down shirts. They don't have to be solid colors, just button down shirts.
Girlfriend: Everyone carries button down shirts!
Me: Nu-uh. Not in size extra small! AND if they do carry them, they are missing a button-what the hell is that about? They have all the buttons in the larger sizes, but what they have in extra small are always missing a button.
Girlfriend: Missing a button? What are you talking about?
Me: You know, where there is a collar button, then it's MISSING a button, then the rest of the buttons are were they are supposed to be. I don't like that. I want my shirts to come with all of the buttons where they should be.
Girlfriend: (laughing)
Me: What?
Girlfriend: They aren't missing a button. They are women's style and cut dress shirts.
Me: Oh. Well I don't like that.
Girlfriend: (still laughing) Good luck babe.

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CJ said...

Good luck on your clothes hunt! I have the same problem, but for the opposite reason!

Propane Amy said...

A size 0??? OMFG, my leg wouldn't fit in THAT!!! LMFAO You suck, like BIG time....LOL

I wear mens button down cuz i don't like the womens cut. They suck. And I despise shopping with a passion. A. Passion!!

The Surprise Dyke said...

CJ-Thanks :-)

The Surprise Dyke said...

Propane Amy-it's not as awesome as it seems, promise.

Carolyn said...

I wish clothes that fit/looked nice would appear in my closet to. I hate shopping. yech.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-I'm glad your in my camp!